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Android developers have two new ways to update their apps

09 November, 2018, 04:38 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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The new API gives developers two new ways to update their apps.

Google says that users who installed apps only from the Play Store have been infected by PHAs in much fewer numbers compared to the percentage of users who also installed apps from unofficial third-party stores or other locations -through a process called side-loading.

Talking about the recent updates, Android product management, and developer relations Stephanie Saad Cuthberston said, "This is something that developers have asked us for a long time is - say you own an app and you want to make sure the user is running the latest version". With an immediate in-app update, users are greeted with a full-screen message that tells them there is an update that must be downloaded and applied before they can use the app. In flexible app update function, it allows Android users to keep using the app even while it is being updated.


The feature was announced as part of Android's In-App Updates API, which Google said is now being tested and will launch to developers soon. The API will give developers a couple options when it comes to updates. With Immediate in-app updates, the application will show a notice as soon as the app is opened that an update is required in order to start using it. You can completely customize the update flow so it feels like part of your app. We think so simply because it looks like you have to actively seek out the update, instead of having a pop up appear on your screen.

Cuthbertson noted that the In-App Updates API is still in testing with Android's early access partners.

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